I brought my '93 300 SD back to Mercedes Benz Manhattan, the place I bought it from in '95. The AC evaporator had a sudden massive failure. I added the Tracer dye and it was coming out of the drain. The car would not hold a charge overnight. Had it been a slower leaak I might have tried a Cryoseal treatment ($400). I brought it back To Mercedes Manhattan hopeing they would help me out with this known problem. They had the car for 24 hours. I spoke to the salesman I bought the car from, two service managers, a write-up guy and the customer rep in NJ. NO ONE will admit to a known evaporator problem. The car had 57,000 miles on it at the time (July '02). Sure, the car had been 9 years old at the time and was long out of warranty. Since I do all my own work on the car I had no rapport with them. They wanted $3200.00 to fix the car. I bought a new evaporator and will do the job myself. It seems that Mercedes won't go out of the way to instill good will.
Lockman: I have a '99 S600 with 102,000 miles on it. I bought it on e-Bay in May, '02 with 97,000 mi. for $34,900. It has been virtually troublefree. I just replaced the rear accumulators which I understand last about 100,000 miles. I think that Mercedes worked out all or most of the bugs of the earlier '90's 140 chassis. This is an awesome car, but so is the '93 300 SD!
Last edited by mr. Goodwrench; 06-19-2003 at 10:29 AM.